There was media coverage recently about the resignation of several members of the Disabled Drivers Medical Board of Appeal (DDMBA) https://bit.ly/3GxPjxX. In case there is any confusion, there is no connection between the Board of Appeal and the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI), which is an entirely separate entity.
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The DDAI is welcoming the publication of the Cost of Disability in Ireland Report by Indecon, but is calling for immediate action by Government to address the significant costs outlined for people with disabilities.
No longer will disabled drivers need to search for accessible parking bays only to find them occupied. The revolutionary new SpaceFinder app, available on Apple and Android, can now pinpoint vacant accessible spaces and for those with Apple CarPlay, provide real-time navigation to the nearest available space.
Watch a short video of the launch here: https://youtu.be/vlZ8Hc8WU1Q
Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has said that personal transport supports for people with disabilities are inadequate, unfair and inequitable.
Did you miss our recent webinar about Disabled Driver Vehicle Adaptations, if you did see below a link to a recording of the presentation:
Meeting Recording: https://bit.ly/3qBGVrI
Catherine Murphy, TD - To ask the Minister for Finance the current requirements to qualify for a primary medical certificate; if he plans changes to the current criteria; if so, the details of those changes; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
EV Charging Accessibility: How Ireland Is Failing Disabled Drivers
The 2016 Irish Census reported that a total of 643,131 people living in the Republic have a disability – that’s around 13.5% of the total population.
Of those people reporting a disability, difficulty with basic physical tasks (41.1%) and issues including chronic pain, breathing difficulties and chronic illness (46.2%) ranked amongst the most common issues.
Read the full article here: https://www.irishevs.com/ev-charging-accessibility-failing-disabled-drivers
Did you miss our recent Webinar about Electric Vehicles, see below a link to a recording:
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